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In The Nineteen Steps Between Us Darren C. Demaree yet again dazzles the literary intellect with his depthless exploration of human relationship, connection, and the transcendent community notable in any dyad. Through language that holds utmost beauty for its starkness on the page, Demaree guides the reader through nineteen cycles of poetry to once more move readers beyond the molten landscape of the earth to something extraterrestrial, something beyond the human that, without words, might never be touched at all. Here, he constructs a book with a voice to feel in every aspect of the body.
Praise and Reviews:
‘Darren C. Demaree has given us nineteen long slim poems that act as our steps toward understanding and change. Positive in its vision and truth saying, these clear lines touch the reader like hands. It reminds me of Kenneth Patchen’s lines, “This book is reading you.” “Close this book and go do something really nice to someone.” Boldly Demarre enters our zone with the skill of a surgeon and the love of a brother. “I move/ because I can see/ that even the shards/ of a person in front of me/ can be an pearl/ in my own desert.” This is a welcome gift made double by knowing that proceeds are going to the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education.’ –Larry Smith, poet and publisher (Bottom Dog Press)
About the Author: Darren C. Demaree is from Mount Vernon, Ohio. He is a graduate of The College of Wooster and Miami University. He is the recipient of six Pushcart Prize nominations. Outside of his own poetry, Darren is the founding editor of AltOhio and Ovenbird Poetry, as well the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology. Currently, he is living and writing in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and children. The Nineteen Steps Between Us is his fifth collection of poetry.
Note: All proceeds from the sale of this book support Ohio Alliance for Arts Education.